Community Health Center of Central Missouri (CHCCMO) is a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Mid-Missouri. Our mission is to provide improved access to primary care, behavioral healthcare and oral health care services for medically underserved individuals in central Missouri regardless of their ability to pay.
To meet our patient’s needs, CHCCMO offers family practice, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental, ob/gyn, optometry, ultrasound and lab services. CHCCMO has clinic locations in Jefferson City, California, Fulton, Linn and Mokane.
Our Jefferson City clinic has been growing and undergoing renovations to better serve our patients. We are looking forward to opening a pharmacy in our Jefferson City clinic, hopefully in the early summer of 2023. This will allow our patients to get their prescriptions before they leave our building. It is our hope that this will help overcome any transportation barriers patients may have.
Additionally, CHCCMO has been expanding our clinic locations in rural Mid-Missouri. We now have a school-based clinic in Mokane and are able to provide medical services to school children and teachers without them having to leave school. CHCCMO is also preparing to open up a much larger clinic in Linn. We are partnering with Compass Health at our new Linn location to be able to provide behavioral health care services as well.
CHCCMO also has three mobile units. The mobile dental unit provides dental services to children in 21 schools across Mid-Missouri. With our dental mobile unit, we can complete preventative dental care, help children with dental pain and any other dental procedure the dentist would do in a regular clinic. We also have two mobile medical units. Both medical units have all the capabilities that a normal exam room would have, down to the ability to collect lab specimens. The mobile units allow CHCCMO the flexibility to help better meet the patient’s needs. Our mobile units have also attended community events like Project Homeless to provide better access to medical and dental services for those that may have transportation or other barriers to receiving care.
By partnering with the United Way of Central Missouri we are able to provide funding assistance to patients who have trouble affording their dental care or the cost of their prescriptions. This helps decrease financial barriers our patients have to care. Helping patients with the cost of their prescriptions helps increase patient medication adherence and improve health outcomes. This assistance helps bridge the gap until we can get their medication from a pharmaceutical prescription assistance program.
The United Way also provides us with a wonderful network of community agencies. We have found this partnership to be very beneficial in disseminating information to other organizations, helping us to know about all the resources that are available in our community and enhance partnerships with other United Way agency partners to serve our patients in a holistic manner.
Community Health Center of Central Missouri is ready to help anyone in need. With a full range of services, we are here to provide quality healthcare to all. We strive to achieve our vision of embracing people, inspiring health.